26 Aug 2022

Ethiopia Tigray war: Fighting shatters five-month truce

Africa Correspondent

In Ethiopia a tentative truce between the government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, known as the TPLF, has been shattered by fighting,

The break in the five-month ceasefire deals a blow to any hope of peace talks to end the conflict, which has cost thousands of lives and displaced millions of people.

Today, an airstrike on the Tigrayan capital Mekelle is thought to have killed at least four people, including two children.

Tigray television, controlled by the TPLF, blamed the Ethiopian government and released footage of damaged buildings and people who had been wounded.

The government released a statement urging Tigrayan citizens to stay away from military facilities, saying they intended to “take actions” to target military forces.